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So how much fps is really needed to play a game smoothly?

I understand the fact that more fps = better, but really what is the point at which more fps is not noticeable for game play?
 
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In most games the magic FPS number is 60. That's both at min and max.
 
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I would say I begin to notice the slow down around 25-30FPS..

You would want to stay around 60 on AVG though.
 

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40+ is good for most games.
 

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Over 30

in my particular case i dont notice any stutter over 30 anything under that i notice, i really dont care much about max fps... like in the last remnant i got 130FPS MAX and like 16 Min and it looked awfull, after catalyst 9.3 my frames went down to 98 but my min went up to 36 and the game felt so much better, so actually consider that improved FPS...
 
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depends on the game but 60+ seems to be a good number

there are certain games that dont need fps that high, CnC3 25+ is perfectly playable, GTA4

just to name a few.


as for not noticeable anymore, id say 100+ is when it would become undetectable. unless ur playing cs with ur epic skillz.
 
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I would say 60 is enough
 

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Max doesn't matter, min is what matters. And if there is a big flux from something like 60 to 25 you will notice it. But if it's a smaller drop 20's will play just fine (not under 25) and teens is a no go. 30 though is going to be the most common min that you will see around, this is what alot of console are set to run at.
 
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30 is playable, it definitely helps to have higher FPS though as it speeds up the reaction time and whatnot.
 

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60 is a good number, but some games are picky. Like Call of Duty 2, the optimal number was 125. Anything less affected game play negatively. Given, that was for CAL multiplayer. Also, with 333 you could go unusual places.
 
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40+ for smoothness... 60 for reaction time (my monitor is at 60hz anyways so anything over that i cant see).

this would be a good thread for a poll.
 
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(my monitor is at 60hz anyways so anything over that i cant see)
only because you're using v-sync. i recently turned off vsync in COD4 and realized i could be getting over 100FPS, sometimes close to up to 200FPS even!

i just wish there was a way to eliminate tearing.
 
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im pritty sure he ment, your monitor will only show 60FPS even if your game does 100fps.

your monitor wont show evey frame.
 
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ah i see. speaking of monitor, should it be set to 75mhz refresh rate or 60?
 
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Yeah if your monitor is capable set it to 75hz refresh Most games don't go any higher and watch your marvelous video card struggle. In catalyst i set that to let applications decide,and i usually go for 60hz under the applications options.The higher the refresh rate the more crisp the picture is and sadly for me slower game play, but i do only have a 4830
But 60fps works great but no less than 33fps min
 
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i never noticed running 60hz gave me any performance difference. set it to 75hz if you want to run vsync and get 75fps, or what i'm about to do, just set the maxfps to 75, because vsync takes up too many resources.
 
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if you are using a CRT monitor you should set the refresh rate as high as it will go for your resolution, it will stop eyestrain and headaches.

you will also see more frames thus making the game seem smoother if your video card can keep up.
 
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60+ fps is smooth, 30fps should be average for gaming :)
 
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30 is playable, it definitely helps to have higher FPS though as it speeds up the reaction time and whatnot.
not all games , i see worst game run in FPS is far cry2 , so farcry2 look not really run smooth at 30FPS , so we say 35 depend on game engine , some game look smooth 25 like crysis
 

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Your FPS should be locked to your monitor's refresh rate (vsync) for smooth gameplay and should never deviate from that - any dropped frames will result in judder. There are no exceptions to this.

I run my CRT monitor at 85Hz and it looks liquid smooth. :D
 
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I run my CRT monitor at 85Hz and it looks liquid smooth.
So your running at what 1024x768 that's kinda easy to do! when video cards move above 1368x768 (widescreen lcd) they struggle!
My monitor is a 22" widescreen set at 1680x1050 at 75hz max(application decided usually 60)goes to 85hz.
Crysis set at 1024x768 with my setup i can set it to 85hz and let it go and i get max frame rates
now at 1440x900 getting kinda choppy
now at 1680x1050 85hz playable but choppy!! hmmm i guess if i was playing on 1024x768 i would be just fine but im not and i like to see higher detail on my screen
 

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Each game and person is different. Some people can't stand anything lower than 60 some people can. I used to have a crap pc and before I knew what lag was it never ever bothered me.
 
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40+ is fine.